Faces from arturo castro on Vimeo.

This is a technical demo for face substitution technique. The application works in real time and it’s developed using the opensource framework for creative coding openFrameworks: openFrameworks.cc

Most of the « magic » happens thanks to Jason Saragih’s c++ library for face tracking web.mac.com/?jsaragih/?FaceTracker/?FaceTracker.html. The face tracking library returns a mesh that matches the contour of the eyes, nose, mouth and other facial features.

That way the mesh obtained from a photo is matched to my own face in the video. Applying some color interpolation algorithms from Kevin Atkinson’s image clone code: methodart.blogspot.com/? gives it the blending effect that can be seen in the final footage.

I’m also using Kyle McDonald’s ofxFaceTracker addon for openframeworks github.com/?kylemcdonald/?ofxFaceTracker which wraps Jason’s library for easier use.

Kyle has uploaded another video giving a try at a different blending algorithm, which get rids of the artifacts and an even creepier look: vimeo.com/?29348533